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India - Farmers urged to make use of crop insurance scheme

A discussion on Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), presided over by the Vice Chancellor of Assam Agricultural University , Dr K M Buzarboruah, was recently organized here at  the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK).

The VC, while addressing the meeting, stressed the merits and demerits of the PMFBY scheme and urged upon the farmers to make use of the crop insurance scheme.

Speaking on the event, after inaugurating the exhibition and technology demonstration being held at the venue, Dibrugarh MP, Rameshwar Teli,  by giving value on the agricultural model of organic farming, called for adopting the same by farmers for improving the health of  soil and people in  general.  The MLA of Lahowal, Rituparna Baruah, also attended the programme.

Attending the programme, Deputy Commissioner, MS Manivannan, invited the scientists of KVK to extend their expertise in educating the farmers with technological understanding. A technical session was also held, with Joint Director, EZ – 2, Tinsukia, KJ Gogoi as the chairperson. The DDM of NABARD, Lipy Gogoi; LDM , Dibrugarh, M. Kachari  and Agro- Scientist of KVK, Dibrugarh, H. Saikia, deliberating on the occasion, described the operational guidelines of the crop insurance scheme.

Nearly 10 participating agencies, like KVK, crop health companies, self-help groups (SHGs), plant nurseries, organic tea growers, showcased their technology and products at the awareness camp.  About 500 soil cards were distributed among the farmers, who later, had an interactive discussion with the scientists.

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